Tari received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 1992. In 1998, she received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. After completing law school, she worked at the Office of the State’s Attorney for the City of Baltimore as an Assistant State’s Attorney.
In 2000, Tari returned to Alabama, to be near her family. She worked at American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama and Greater Birmingham Ministries in Birmingham, Alabama before accepting a position in 2006 at the University of Alabama School of Law as the Director of the Public Interest Institute. After just two years on the job, Tari was promoted to Assistant Dean of Public Interest Law.
In 2011, after a series of Category III tornadoes devastated the Birmingham metro area, Tari returned to Greater Birmingham Ministries. In her current role as Organizing Director, Tari is actively working to ensure that Alabama’s poorest and most marginalized residents are given a fair and equitable voice in the implementation of social and economic policies that affect their dignity, quality of life and human/legal rights.